October Holidays

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Halloween, is one of the most beloved October Holidays for kids, and  even the adults. Heck...even the animals get into dressing up and entering costume contests! 

The fall colors are beautiful this time of year, and there are lots of fun fall harvest festivals to attend.

From Halloween, on through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, the time gets lumped together and called "The Holidays". Some stores even bring out the Christmas goods right after Halloween!

Below you will find our listing of October Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of October.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for October, hopefully will be completed before October 2016.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!



Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids
  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Magazine Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
  • Campaign for Healthier Babies Month
  • Car Care Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Celiac Sprue Awareness Month
  • Child Health Month
  • Children's Magazine Month
  • Christmas Seal Campaign
  • Church Library Month
  • Church Safety and Security Month
  • Class Reunion Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Consumer Information Month
  • Cookbook Month
  • Co-op Awareness Month
  • Country Music Month
  • Cut Out Dissection Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Dollhouse & Miniatures Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month 
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Eat Better, Eat Together Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Employee Ownership Month
  • Energy Awareness Month
  • Energy Management is a Family Affair - Improve Your Home Month
  • Eye Injury Prevention Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Family Health Month
  • Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month
  • Financial Planning Month
  • Fire Prevention Month
  • Gay and Lesbian History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global ADHD Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Head Start Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • Healthy Lung Month
  • Home Eye Safety Month
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • International Starman Month
  • International Strategic Planning Month
  • International Walk to School Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Learn to Bowl Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Month
  • Month of Free Thought
  • National AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Bake and Decorate Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Awareness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month - Let's Talk
  • National Farm to School Month
  • National Field Trip Month
  • National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
  • National Go on a Field Trip Month
  • National Kitchen and Bath Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Medical Librarians Month
  • National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Orthodontic Health Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Pet Wellness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin' Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Reading Group Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National RSV Awareness Month
  • National Sarcastic Awareness Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Service Dog Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Spinning & Weaving Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Stop Bullying Month
  • National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Pear and Pineapple Month
  • Persimmons Month
  • Photographer Appreciation Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Positive Attitude Month
  • Quality Month
  • Raptor Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Rhizomes Month
  • Right Brainers Rule Month
  • Sausage Month
  • Self-Promotion Month
  • Sexuality Education Month
  • SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
  • Spina Bifida Prevention Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Spinal Health Month
  • Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Month
  • Tackling Hunger Month
  • Talk about Prescriptions Month
  • UNICEF Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Wishbones for Pets Month
  • Women Walking in Their Own Shoes Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • World Animal Month
  • World Blindness Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • Workplace Politics Awareness Month
  • Youth Against Tobacco Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • 4-H Week - October 2-8, 2016
  • Active Aging Week - September 25, 2016 - October 1, 2016 (Last Full Week of September)
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 1-10, 2016
  • American Beer Week - Second week of October
  • Asexuality Week - October 17-23, 2016
  • Ashura - Evening of October 10, 2016 to Evening of October 11, 2016
  • Astronomy Week - October 4-11, 2014
  • Banned Books Week - September 26, 2016 - October 1, 2016 (Fourth Week of September)
  • Bone and Joint Health Action Week - October 12-20
  • Bullying Bystanders Unite Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Week - Fourth week of October
  • Choose to be G.R.E.A.T Week - October 17-21, 2016
  • Customer Service Week - October 3-7, 2016 
  • Death Penalty Focus Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Week with October 10th in it)
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Drive Safely Work Week - October 3-7, 2016 (Monday - Friday of First Full Week in October)
  • Earth Science Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Full Week in October)
  • Emergency Nurses Week - October 9-15, 2016 
  • Financial Planning Week - October 3-9, 2016 (First Mon-Sun Week in October)
  • Fire Prevention Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Week of October)
  • Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week - October 17-24
  • Freedom From Bullies Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Freedom of Speech Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Get Organized Week - October 4-10, 2015 (First Full Week of October)
  • Getting the World to Beat a Path to Your Door Week - October 9-15, 2016
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 23-29, 2016
  • Great Books Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week of October)
  • Healthcare Security & Safety Week - October 9-15, 2016
  • Hepatitis Awareness Week - Third week of October
  • Infection Control Week - Third week of October
  • International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 26-29, 2016
  • International Healthcare Central Service/Sterile Processing Week - October 6-12, 2013
  • International Infection Prevention Week - October 16-22, 2016
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • International Post Card Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week in October)
  • Islamic New Year - Evening of October 1, 2016 to Evening of October 2, 2016
  • Kids Care Week - October 23-29, 2016
  • Kid's Goal Setting Week - October  3-7, 2016
  • Mediation Week - October 16-21, 2016 
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week in October)
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week of October)
  • Mystery Series Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week of October)
  • National Bulk Foods Week - Third week of October
  • National Business Women's Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Carry a Tune Week - October 2-8, 2016
  • National Case Management Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Character Counts Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chemistry Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Chestnut Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Chili Week - First week of October
  • National Chimney Safety Week - October 2-8, 2016 (Week before Fire Prevention Week)
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week - October 16-22, 2016 
  • National Consumers Week
  • National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week -  October 10-15, 2016 
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend - October 3-4, 2015
  • National Food Bank Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Week that has Oct. 16th in it - World Food Day)
  • National Forest Products Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)
  • National Friends of Libraries Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Health Education Week - October 17-21, 2016 (Third M-F week of October)
  • National Healthcare Facilities & Engineering Week - October 19-25, 2014
  • National Healthcare Food Service Workers Week - October 3-9, 2016 
  • National Healthcare Quality Week - October 18-24, 2015 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week - October 6-12, 2013 (First Week of October)
  • National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 6-13, 2014
  • National Heimlich Heroes Week - October 3-7, 2016 (First Full M-F Week in October)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Weeks - September 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014 (Last Two Weeks of September and First two weeks of October)
  • National Home-based Business Week - First week of October
  • National Hospital & Health System Pharmacy Week - October 23-29, 2016 
  • National Kraut Sandwich Week - Third week of October
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 23-29, 2016 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 23-29, 2016 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Medical Assistants Recognition Week - October 20-24, 2014
  • National Metric Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Week that has Oct. 10th in it)
  • National Midwifery Week - October 2-8, 2016 (Sunday to Saturday During the First Full Week of October)
  • National Newspaper Week - Second week of October
  • National Nuclear Science Week - October 16-22, 2016
  • National Pharmacy Technician Week  - Second to last week of October
  • National Physician Assistants Week - October 6-12
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 23-29, 2016 (Last Full Week of October)
  • National Save For Retirement Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third Full Week of October)
  • National School Bus Safety Week - October 17-21, 2016
  • National School Lunch Week - October 10-14, 2016 (Starts on Second Monday in October) 
  • National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 16-22, 2016
  • National Veterinary Technician Week - October 9-15, 2016
  • National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7 (First Week of October)
  • National Wolf Awareness Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Full Week of October)
  • National Work From Home Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week in October)
  • No Salt Week - October 3-10
  • Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week - October 2-8, 2016 (First Full Week of October)
  • Nuclear Science Week - October 24-28, 2016
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 23-29, 2016 
  • Pediatric Nursing Week - October 3-7, 2016 
  • Pickled Peppers Week - Third week of October
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 25-31, 2015 (Last Week of October)
  • RightCare Action Week - October 18-24, 2015
  • Rodent Awareness Week - October 23-29, 2016
  • Rosh Hashanah - Evening of October 2, 2016 - Evening of October 4, 2016
  • Shemini Atzeret - Evening of October 23, 2016 to Evening of October 24, 2016
  • Simchat Torah - Evening of October 24, 2016 to Evening of October 25, 2016
  • Spinning & Weaving Week - October 3-9, 2016 (First Full Week Mon-Sun in October) 
  • Sukkot - Evening of October 16, 2016 to Evening of October 23, 2016
  • Take Your Medicine Americans Week - October 10-17
  • Teen Read Week - October 16-22, 2016 (Third week of October)
  • Trichotillomania, Skin Picking & Related BFRB Awareness Week - October 1-7
  • Universal Children's Week - October 1-7
  • Veterinary Technicians Week - October 9-15, 2016 (Second Week in October)
  • Walk a Child to School Week - First full week of October
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Dairy Expo - October 6-11, 2015 (First Tuesday - Sunday in October) 
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11, 2016
  • World Rainforest Week - October 10-16, 2016
  • World Space Week - October 4-10
  • Yom Kippur - Evening of October 11, 2016 to Evening of October 12, 2016
  • YWCA Week Without Violence - October 17-21, 2016 (Third Week in October)


Daily Holidays and Observances


  • CD Player Day - October 1
  • Cephalopod Awareness Day - October 1, 2016 (First Saturday in October)
  • Frugal Fun Day - October 1, 2016 (First Saturday in October)
  • Inter-American Water Day - October 1, 2016 (First Saturday in October)
  • International Day of Older Persons - October 1
  • International Music Day - October 1
  • International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1
  • Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
  • Model T Day - October 1
  • National Black Dog Day - October 1
  • National Book It Day - October 1
  • National Fire Pup Day - October 1
  • National Lace Day - October 1, 2015
  • National Walk Your Dog Day - October 1
  • Pudding Season Begins - October 1
  • Vegan Baking Day - October 1
  • World Ballet Day - October 1
  • World Card Making Day - October 1, 2016 (First Saturday in October)
  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • Change a Light Day - October 2, 2016 (First Sunday in October)
  • Guardian Angels Day - October 2
  • Intergeneration Day - October 2, 2016 (First Sunday in October)
  • International African Diaspora Day - October 2, 2016 (First Sunday in October)
  • International Day of Non-Violence - October 2
  • National Custodial Workers Day - October 2
  • National Depression Screening Day - October 2, 2016
  • National Fried Scallops Day - October 2
  • National Manufacturing Day - October 2, 2015
  • Phileas Fogg Wager Day - October 2
  • World Communion Day - October 2, 2016 (First Sunday in October)
  • World Farm Animals Day - October 2
  • Blue Shirt Day / World Day of Bullying Prevention - October 3, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3
  • Child Health Day - October 3, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • Day of Unity - October 3, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • National Caramel Custard Day - October 3
  • Techie's Day - October 1, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • World Temperance Day - October 3
  • World Day of Architecture - October 3, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • World Habitat Day - October 3, 2016 (First Monday in October)
  • Improve Your Office Day - October 4
  • National Ship in a Bottle Day - October 4
  • National Taco Day - October 4
  • National Vodka Day - October 4
  • St. Francis of Assisi's Feast Day - October 4
  • Ten-Four Day - October 4
  • World Animal Day - October 4
  • World Pet's Day - October 4
  • Balloons Around The World Day - October 5, 2016 (First Wednesday in October)
  • Gedaliah - October 5, 2016 (Fast From Dawn to Dusk)
  • International Day of No Prostitution - October 5
  • International Walk to School Day - October 5, 2016 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Apple Betty Day - October 5
  • National Kale Day - October 5, 2016 (First Wednesday in October)
  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day - October 5, 2016 
  • World Teacher's Day - October 5
  • American Libraries Day - October 6
  • Ecological Debt Day - October 6
  • Jackie Mayer Rehab Day - October 6
  • Mad Hatter Day - October 6
  • National German-American Day - October 6
  • National Noodle Day - October 6
  • Lee National Denim Day - October 7, 2016 (First Friday in October)
  • National Diversity Day - October 7, 2016 (First Friday in October)
  • National Frappe Day - October 7
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 7, 2015 (First Wednesday in October) (Thanks to Stacey R. for letting us know about this one)
  • World Smile Day - October 7, 2016 (First Friday in October)
  • You Matter to Me Day - October 7
  • Alvin C. York Day - October 8
  • Fall Astronomy Day - October 8, 2016
  • National Children's Day - October 8
  • National Dessert Day - October 8, 2015 (Second Thursday in October) and also on October 14
  • National Fluffernutter Day - October 8
  • National Pierogi Day - October 8
  • Universal Music Day - October 8, 2016 (Second Saturday in October)
  • World Octopus Day - October 8
  • Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Day - October 9, 2016 (Second Sunday in October
  • Fire Prevention Day - October 9
  • Leif Erikson Day - October 9
  • Moldy Cheese Day - October 9
  • National Chess Day - October 9
  • National Pro-Life Cupcake Day - October 9
  • Submarine Hoagy Hero Grinder Day - October 9
  • World Post Day - October 9
  • Bonza Bottler Day - October 10
  • Columbus Day - October 10, 2016 (Second Monday in October)
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - October 10
  • International Newspaper Carrier Day - October 10
  • International State Management Day - October 10
  • National Angel Food Cake Day - October 10
  • National Handbag Day - October 10
  • National Kick Butt Day - October 10, 2016 (Second Monday in October)
  • Naval Academy Day - October 10
  • World Day Against the Death Penalty - October 10
  • World Homeless Day - October 10
  • World Mental Health Day - October 10
  • World Porridge Day - October 10
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 11, 2016 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Coming Out Day - October 11
  • International Day of the Girl Child - October 11
  • National Coming Out Day - October 11
  • National Face Your Fears Day - October 11, 2016 (Second Tuesday in October)
  • National Food Truck Day - October 11
  • National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11
  • Southern Food Heritage Day - October 11
  • Day of the Six Billion - October 12
  • Emergency Nurses Day - October 12, 2016 (Wednesday of Emergency Nurses Week)
  • Free Thought Day - October 12
  • International Moment of Frustration Scream Day - October 12
  • International Top Spinning Day - October 12, 2016 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work & School Day - October 12, 2016 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • National Fossil Day - October 12, 2016 (Wednesday of the Second Full Week in October)
  • National Gumbo Day - October 12
  • National Online Banking Day - October 12, 2016 (Second Monday in October)
  • National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day - October 12, 2016
  • Old Farmers Day - October 12
  • Spanish Language Day - October 12
  • Stop America's Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Today - October 12, 2016 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • Stop Bullying Day - October 12, 2016 (Second Wednesday in October)
  • World Arthritis Day - October 12
  • English Language Day - October 13
  • International African Penguin Awareness Day - October 13
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
  • International Day for Failure - October 13
  • National Chess Day - October 13
  • National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day - October 13
  • National No Bra Day - October 13 (In honor of Breast Cancer)
  • National Train Your Brain Day - October 13
  • National Yorkshire Pudding Day - October 13
  • Silly Sayings Day - October 13
  • US Navy Birthday (USN) - October 13
  • World Sight Day - October 13, 2016 (Second Thursday in October)
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day - October 14
  • National Chocolate Covered Insects Day - October 14
  • National Costume Swap Day - October 14, 2016 (Second Saturday in October)
  • National Dessert Day - October 14 and on October 8, 2015
  • Spider-Man Day - October 14
  • World Egg Day - October 14, 2016 (Second Friday of October)
  • World Standards Day - October 14
  • Blind Americans Equality Day - October 15
  • Bridge Day - October 15, 2016 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Global Handwashing Day - October 15
  • I Love Lucy Day - October 15
  • International Day of Rural Women - October 15
  • National Cake Decorating Day - October 15
  • National Chicken Cacciatore Day - October 15
  • National Grouch Day - October 15
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day - October 15
  • National Roast Pheasant Day - October 15
  • Sweetest Day - October 15, 2016 (Third Saturday in October)
  • Department Store Day - October 16
  • Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Dictionary Day - October 16
  • National Feral Cat Day - October 16
  • National Liqueur Day - October 16
  • National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day - October 16, 2016 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Spirit Day - October 16
  • World Anaesthesia Day - October 16
  • World Food Day - October 16
  • World Spine Day - October 16
  • World Toy Camera Day - October 16, 2016 (Third Sunday in October)
  • Four Prunes Day - October 17
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
  • Mulligan Day - October 17
  • National Boss Day - October 17, 2016 (October 16 annually except if it falls on a weekend, then nearest weekday)
  • National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day - October 17, 2016 (Third Monday in October)
  • National Pasta Day - October 17
  • Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17, 2016
  • World Trauma Day - October 17
  • Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day - October 18
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day - October 18
  • National Pharmacy Technician Day - October 18, 2016 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity - October 18, 2016 (Third Tuesday in October)
  • World Menopause Day - October 18
  • Evaluate Your Life Day - October 19
  • Hagfish Day - October 19, 2016 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Information Overload Day - October 19, 2016 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • Medical Assistants Recognition Day - October 19, 2016 (Wednesday of the Third Full Week in October)
  • National Seafood Bisque Day - October 19
  • Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce - October 19, 2016 (Third Wednesday in October)
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day - October 19
  • Unity Day - October 19
  • Birth of the Bab - October 20
  • Conflict Resolution Day - October 20, 2016 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get Smart About Credit Day - October 20, 2016 (Third Thursday in October)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - October 20, 2016 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • International Credit Union Day - October 20, 2016 (Third Thursday in October)
  • International Sloth Day - October 20
  • Miss American Rose Day - October 20
  • National Brandied Fruit Day - October 20
  • World Osteoporosis Day - October 20
  • Back to the Future Day - October 21, 2015
  • Black Poetry Day - October 21, 2016 (Third Friday in October)
  • Caramel Apple Day - October 21
  • Celebration of the Mind Day - October 21
  • Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day - October 21
  • Mammography Day - October 21, 2016 (Third Friday in October)
  • National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - October 21 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • Reptile Awareness Day - October 21
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22
  • Make a Difference Day - October 22, 2016
  • National Nut Day - October 22
  • Smart is Cool Day - October 22
  • Hoshanah Rabbah - October 23, 2016 (Final Day of Sukkot)
  • IPod Day - October 23
  • Mother-in-law Day - October 23, 20156 (4th Sunday in October)
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
  • National Canning Day - October 23
  • National Mole Day - October 23 (related to Chemistry)
  • Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day - October 23
  • TV Talk Show Host Day - October 23
  • 40 Hour Work Week Day - October 24, 2015
  • Black Thursday - October 24
  • Food Day - October 24
  • Good and Plenty Day - October 24
  • National Bologna Day - October 24
  • National Crazy Day - October 24
  • Take Back Your Time Day - October 24, 2015
  • United Nations Day - October 24
  • World Development Information Day - October 24
  • World Polio Day - October 24, 2015
  • Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day - October 25
  • International Artists Day - October 25
  • MDS World Awareness Day - October 25, 2016
  • National Greasy Foods Day - October 25
  • Sourest Day - October 25
  • World Pasta Day - October 25
  • Xtrerra World Championships - October 25, 2016
  • Day of the Deployed - October 26
  • Howl at the Moon Night - October 26
  • Lung Health Day - October 26, 2016
  • Mince Meat Pie Day - October 26
  • National Mule Day - October 26
  • Pretzel Day - October 26
  • Pumpkin Day - October 26 (See our Pumpkins Page!)
  • American Beer Day - October 27
  • Cranky Co-workers Day - October 27
  • Lock Your Meds Day - October 27, 2014 (2015 TBA)
  • National Potato Day - October 27
  • World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - October 27
  • Frankenstein Friday - October 28, 2016 (Last Friday of October)
  • International Bandanna Day - October 28, 2016 (Last Friday in October)
  • National Chocolate Day - October 28
  • Plush Animal Lovers Day - October 28
  • St. Jude's Day - October 28
  • Wild Foods Day - October 28
  • International Internet Day - October 29
  • National Cat Day - October 29
  • National Oatmeal Day - October 29
  • National Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 29, 2016 (Last Saturday in October)
  • Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 29, 2016 (Last Saturday in October)
  • World Psoriasis Day - October 29
  • Buy a Donut Day - October 30
  • Checklist Day - October 30
  • Create a Great Funeral Day - October 30
  • Devil's Night - October 30
  • Diwali - October 30, 2016
  • Haunted Refrigerator Night - October 30
  • National Candy Corn Day - October 30
  • Reformation Sunday - October 30, 2016 (Sunday before Halloween)
  • Visit a Cemetery Day - October 30, 2016 (Last Sunday in October)
  • Beggars' Night - October 31
  • Books For Treats Day - October 31
  • Day of the Seven Billion - October 31
  • Halloween - October 31
  • National Caramel Apple Day - October 31
  • Samhain - October 31 (Pagan)
  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day - October 31
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October Daily Holidays Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of October that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year - Holidays and Observances for the Day, History of the Day, Quote of the Day, Recipe of the Day, Song of the Day, Word of the Day and More! (Pages will be linked up as completed)

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  • October 28
  • October 29
  • October 30
  • October 31

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